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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

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Things To Do In Miami This Winter

Things To Do In Miami This Winter

Miami is an amazing place in the winter. Where the rest of the country struggles under the weight of snow and shivers in arctic temperatures, in South Florida, we can relax in the sun! If you’re looking to make the most of this time of year, here are five things to do in Miami this winter. Miami International Boat Show The premier boating even in South Florida, the Miami International Boat Show is back at the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. The five-day event, which runs from February 14-18 is the place to be for all things nautical. Showcasing… Read More

4 Ways To Prepare For Flu Season

Ways To Prepare For Flu Season

Sniffles, coughs, and fevers oh my. It seems like the flu season gets increasingly worse with each passing year, which is why you can never be too prepared for when the inevitable happens to you. Preparing beforehand can help you not only get better faster, but it can also prevent you from getting sick again in the future.  At GMP Medical, we understand how serious the flu is and why flu prevention is not only recommended but necessary as well. We’ve highlighted four different ways to prepare for flu season. Flu Shot Getting the flu vaccination each year is the first… Read More

Why Your Annual Physical Exam Is a Must

Why Your Annual Physical Exam Is a Must

It’s a question that’s been asked time and time again: “Do I really need an annual physical exam?” In short, yes. Preventing health problems, saving money, and keeping your doctor up-to-date on your health are just a few of the many benefits there are to getting an annual physical exam. At GMP Medical, we understand the value of annual exams. Be it a gynecological exam, a general primary doctor visit, or visiting a specialist, maintaining your health is the most important thing you can do – especially the older you get. Read on to find out why getting an annual… Read More

Is Sugar a Drug?

Is Sugar a Drug

Sugar is one of the most common additives in our food. It is also a staple ingredient in our pantries, thanks to its various uses. There are different types of sugar, the most popular of which are white refined, unrefined, brown sugar, cane sugar and syrups. The average person uses up about 53 pounds of sugar every year. It can even be as much as 72.7 pounds on average in developed countries, such as the United States. This results to more than 260 daily calories we consume from sugar alone. With this various and constant use, many people feel the… Read More

Slim-N-Fit Weight Loss: Is It Right for You

Slim-N-Fit Weight Loss

Diet fads come and go. An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, according to the Boston Medical Center, and often the results are often fleeting. What if there was a better way – a way where not only can you lose the weight, but you are given the necessary advice to keep it off? Fortunately, the Slim-N-Fit program is designed with unsuccessful dieters in mind. But what is Slim-N-Fit weight loss: is It right for you? What Is Slim-N-Fit? The Slim-N-Fit weight loss program is an exciting new approach to helping you reach and maintain your… Read More

The Ketogenic Diet: Does it Actually Work?

Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss

It’s nearly impossible to have a conversation about dieting or weight loss without someone mentioning the ketogenic diet or “keto.” Magazines and talk shows tout keto-friendly recipes while many high-profile celebrities have publicly attested to the wonders of this high-fat, low-carb diet. But is this just another trendy diet fad or does the ketogenic diet actually work for long-term weight loss and health? Read more for the 101 on going keto. What is the Ketogenic Diet? The ketogenic diet is centered around extremely low carb intake and encourages high fat and protein consumption. Far from a plant-based, a keto meal… Read More

Unique Things to Do in Miami With Kids

Things To Do in Miami With Kids

Miami is a world-renowned destination known for its pristine beaches, state-of-the-art cuisine, and diverse modern art. If you’re planning a vacation to Miami or if you’re a local looking for something new to do on the weekends, you won’t be disappointed with these fantastic options. Whether you’re 10 years old or 100, the Magic City is full of fun things to do with your family. Keep reading for the most unique things to do in Miami with kids. The Wynwood Walls Chances are, you’ve heard of the majestic Wynwood Walls. The art district is flourishing with colorful murals and modern… Read More

Urinalysis: Results & Interpretation

Dipstick Urinalysis Test

Simply put, a urinalysis is the analysis of one’s urine. A urinalysis test is an extremely common procedure done during routine physicals and even diagnostic testing. Chances are, you’ve had your urine analyzed many times. But do you know what the results mean? This diagnostic and screening test is extremely beneficial to your health and you should know exactly what your urine is telling you. Keep reading for more on urinalysis results and interpretation. Macroscopic vs. Microscopic Urinalysis There are two types of urinalysis: macroscopic and microscopic. Macroscopic urinalysis does not require a microscope and is done through simple examination… Read More

What is a Spirometry Test & What Does it Measure?

Spirometry Testing

Over the last 35 years, respiratory diseases have skyrocketed. Over 3.9 million Americans have died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. If you don’t have trouble breathing, you probably never think about it. However, if breathing is difficult for you it quickly becomes apparent how your quality of life can be seriously compromised. If your lungs are not functioning properly it is crucial that you find out what is wrong. A trip to the doctor will usually entail a spirometry test, here is everything you need to know. What Does a Spirometry Test Measure? The spirometry test is a… Read More

What To Expect During Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing Procedure

Each year, more than 50 million Americans experience some sort of allergic reaction, making allergies the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. Because of the severity of allergies in our modern day society, allergy testing has become increasingly popular. By specifically analyzing and discovering the patient’s allergy triggers, allergy tests are more accurate than ever before. What is an Allergy Test? Allergy testing can be done through the skin prick, blood draw, or an elimination diet. Today, we will be talking about the skin allergy test. This is when a doctor uses a small prick or… Read More